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Traditionally called "Sunday School," at First Lutheran we use the moniker "FaithTalk" for our Christian Education program for kids age 3 to 4th grade. Here your kids can come and talk with caring adults about the stories of the Christian faith. But we do more than talk. Using the rotational model of learning, children participate in and are exposed to the same story through art, video, drama and music.
The curriculum is SPARKS Rotational Model of Learning. The Bible story remains the same for four weeks, but children encounter it in different ways through art, video, drama and music workshops. Repetition is the key and the more ways children explore a story or concept, the more reinforced it becomes in their memories. The variety of experiences keeps interest high and each workshop is led by amazing Workshop Leaders and Shepherds who gear each lesson to the particular age group. The 1st through 4th graders gather in the Celebration Station before going off to their respective stations, which rotate each week:
Art: Creation Station
Theater: Biblemax Theatre
Drama/Story Time: Grace Place Productions
Music: Celebration Station
The preschool and kindergarten FaithTalk kids experience the same rotational model of learning, but within their classrooms on the third floor. After the kids gather in the classroom, they go to music, where they celebrate birthdays and collect offering. Then their teachers lead them back to the classroom to experience the lesson of the day.
If you would like to volunteer to be a Workshop Leader or a Shepherd, or if you have any questions about FaithTalk, please contact Meggie DeJong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milestone Ministries are a way of recognizing the presence and importance of God in every step of life and is a marker along life's journey that says, "This is something important and God is here too." We are pleased to celebrate this biblically-based spiritual practice that helps all generations recognize God's presence in all of life. The Milestone Ministry events can be found in the "Opportunities" found below.